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Curacel secures $3 million
Curacel secures $3 million seed funding to power new insurance experiences and expand into North Africa

Curacel, Africa’s leading insurance infrastructure provider, has raised $3 million in seed funding to roll out new technology solutions designed to power the next generation of insurance experiences in Africa. The new funding will also support the company’s expansion into North Africa. The seed funding round included Tencent, AAF Management (invested in Sure, Flutterwave), Elefund…

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Overcoming the treasury challenges of operating in Africa

Sike Bamisebi – Chief Business Officer, Cellulant shares her insights Africa offers huge opportunities for businesses, but many multinationals struggle to reach their full consumer base on the continent – and, even when they succeed, reconciling payments can be an inefficient drain on resources. A fragmented payments ecosystem is to blame. Sike Bamisebi, Chief Business…

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QoreID: Consumer Data, Bedrock of Africa’s Open Finance System

According to QoreID, access to credible consumer data has been identified as a critical layer that will enable a viable open finance system in Africa. Sarah Essien, Chief Operating Officer of VerifyMe Nigeria, a digital identity and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) technology company with a head office in Lagos, states that the quest for a sustainable open…

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Finastra and Modefin partner to provide best-in-class fintech solutions

Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, and Modefin, a global fintech solution provider helping banks to thrive in the digital age, announced their partnership to offer Finastra’s Fusion Trade Innovation and Fusion Essence solutions to banks in Africa and several Indian subcontinent markets. With Finastra’s solutions, Modefin will help its customers embrace open finance today…

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Quona Capital announces $332M fintech venture fund

Emerging markets venture capital firm Quona Capital today announced the final close of its Fund III at $332 million, significantly exceeding its $250 million target. This is the third fund from Quona Capital since its inception, bringing the firm’s aggregate committed capital to over $745 million. Quona focuses its investments on innovative technology companies that are expanding…

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Cellulant joins forces with Lusaka Chamber of Commerce to digitize payments

Press Release by Cellulant. Cellulant Zambia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lusaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to offer digital payments to its member businesses. Lusaka Chamber of Commerce members can now readily access payment solutions that will enable them to accept payments from their customers’ preferred mobile money wallet….

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Nigerian BaaS Fintech Maplerad, Raises $6 Million Seed Funding

Nigerian Banking as a Service (BaaS) startup, Maplerad announced that it has raised $6 million in a seed funding round led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Other participants in the round include Golden Palm Investments Corporation, Michael Vaughn (ex-COO, Venmo), Fintech Fund, Babs Ogundeyi (CEO, Kuda) Armyn Capital, Dunbar Capital, Strawhat Investment, Polymath Capital, Unpopular Ventures, Sean…

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One Finance launches integrated consumer financing services in Egypt

One Finance – the Integrated Consumer Financing Platform  – announced the launch of its services in the Egyptian market with an issued and paid capital worth EGP 100 million. For the first time in Egypt, the company introduces an innovative buy now pay later business model by creating an integrated consumer financing platform that fulfills…

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NALA enables Apple Pay payments from the UK and US into Africa

Original article by TechCabal. Last week, TechCabal reported that NALA, a Tanzanian-born fintech startup with a growing dominance in East Africa, made a pioneering move in Africa’s fintech space by enabling its African diaspora users to make local payments directly. Now, the fintech has announced another breakthrough for its customers: They can now make payments from the…

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HammerPay Announces New Digital Fintech Platform coming to Africa

Hammer Technology Holdings, HMMR, recently announced that its flagship Fintech subsidiary, HammerPay, set to debut in Q4 2022, will launch a new mobile phone and web portal private digital e-wallet platform for market deployment in Africa. Powered by HammerPay, the Remittance Service Deliver Platform (RSDP) with its private digital e-wallet service will help banks, wallet…

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